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March 06, 2013

Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal condition that often triggers uncomfortable nighttime heartburn that affects sleep.

Health Tip: Spot the Early Stages of Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- Mild cognitive decline is an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, and sometimes the symptoms may be hard to spot.

Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. medical students and residents receive meals, gifts and industry-sponsored educational materials from drug companies, despite medical schools' efforts to restrict this type of contact, a national survey finds.

Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental illness are much more likely to be victims of murder than other people, a new study finds.

Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Disabled people are twice as likely to be attacked at work as other employees, and they also are more likely to be insulted, ridiculed and intimidated on the job, a new study finds.

Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- The total cost of diabetes in the United States jumped from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012, a new report shows.

Insomnia Might Boost Heart Failure Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia may triple the risk of developing heart failure, a large new study from Norway suggests.

Health Highlights: March 6, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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